**Previous year questions give guidance to us and provide a base for the preparation of any competitive exam. It is always good to have an experience of how the level of exam varies from year to year. For every subject like in Quantitative Aptitude, we come to know the pattern of questions must be followed to prepare the examination.**

1.) Rahul sells two articles on
the same price, on one article he calculated a profit of 25% on S.P and on
other article he calculated a loss of 30% on C.P. If he gets a loss of Rs. 400
on overall transaction. Find the cost price of cheaper article.

(1.) 1640 (2) 1656 (3)
1660 (4) 1680 (5) 1696

Sol

Let S.P. = x

2.) An election is conducted between two candidates in a
city. 50000 enrolled voters did not cast their votes and only 80% of cast
voters were valid. If the winning candidate won by 12200 votes, the losing
candidate got 18% of the total valid votes and 26% of the enrolled voters vote
NOTA, then find the total number of enrolled voters?

(1.) 75000 (2) 90000 (3)
100000 (4) 150000 (5) 160000

Sol

Let the total number of voters be x

Total votes cast =
x-50000

3.) A shopkeeper mixes three varieties of sugar costing
Rs. 30 per kg, Rs. 38 per kg. and Rs. 50 per kg. and sells the mixture at a
profit of 25% at Rs. 50 per kg. How many kgs of second variety will be in the
mixture if 4 kgs of the third variety is there in the mixture?

(1.) 5 (2) 8 (3)
10 (4) 12 (5) 15

Sol

I III II III

30
50 38 50

40 40

10 10 10 2

1 : 1
5 : 1

I : II : III = 1 : 5 : (1+1)

2--- 4kg

5--- 10 kg

4.) Speed of a man during the second hour of his journey
is one and half times of the speed by which he travel in the first hour and his
speed in third hour is half of the sum of its speeds in first two hours. Had he
travelled for three hours at the speed of the third hour, it would have
travelled the same distance. Find the average speed of the man in the first
hour if the total distance covered by him in three hour is 150 km.

(1.) 5 (2) 8 (3)
10 (4) 12 (5) 15

Sol

S

_{1}: S_{2}= 2 : 3
2x + 3x = 50×2

S

_{1 }= 2x = 40
5.) Annu and Bhanu work together, to complete a piece of
work in 12 days. If Annu starts the work and leave after he complete half of
the work alone and Bhanu complete half of the remaining work, then the work
will be complete in 25 days. Find the difference between the time taken by Annu
and Bhanu to complete this work alone?

(1.) 5 (2) 8 (3)
10 (4) 12 (5) 15

Sol

A + B = 2×25=50

A = (50 – B)

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